Family Programming

Available to all University Club members and Executive members of the Saint Paul Athletic Club



Camp U Club (for EXECUTIVE members only)

Children ages 5 to 15 are invited to join our legendary summer program. Parents rave about the high-quality educational, cultural and recreational activities; kids just want to know how soon they can come back. The University Club summer program has been a tradition for over 50 years, and we are excited for another amazing summer led by an incredible team that delights in guiding our young members to be the best they can be.  Click here for more information about Camp U Club 2016.


Our Beginning Classical Ballet is taught by Georgia Finnegan Amdahl, co-director of Rivers ballet and designated Executive Director of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota. This class introduces young dancers to the art, technique and joy of classical dance. Ms. Finnegan Amdahl has trained and taught extensively in North America and in Europe and uses the Russian method leading students through basic barre exercises, port de bras, center practice and allegro. She is passionate about this art form and believes deeply in the beauty every child has to offer; your dancer will leap from the classroom smiling!


Ages 11 through 15

During the summer and fall months, a personal trainer from the Saint Paul Athletic Club will lead children through a fun, interactive workout that will get their heart rates up and provide an environment that fosters community, fitness and learning. In the warm months, workouts take place outside in the parks across the street.

Dive-in Movies

During the summer months, families are invited to float in the pool (or lounge poolside) at the U Club’s outdoor pool for a screening of a family-friendly movie. During the cooler months, our dive-in movies are moved indoors downtown at SPAC.


We partner with licensed etiquette professional Bethany Miller from Doors of Success Etiquette. Bethany’s etiquette class provides a valuable and fun, social and dining skills workshop. Class includes a multi-course lunch and a manners party bag, and topics include the following:

·         Creating and maintaining good eye-contact

·         Key table manners

·         Introductions

·         Restaurant Manners

·         Thank you notes and more

Family Fun Nights

Let us take your kids while you enjoy your time upstairs with friends new and old. While adult members enjoy Member Night in the Fireside Room, children are treated to dinner, a fitness activity, crafts and a movie downstairs in the President’s Room (chaperones provided!). Family Fun Night runs September – May.

Hands on Sundays

Families of all ages are invited to join us one Sunday a month for activities that include building make-and-take valentines, planting the U Club’s vegetable garden and learning about engineering and circuity.

Indoor Swim Team

Your kids love to swim all year long and we have the perfect place to do it. This winter and spring present a great opportunity for your child to maintain and develop their stroke, gain endurance and stay active during the cooler months.

Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Classes

Children are invited one Sunday a month to learn and practice culinary techniques, then put their newly acquired skills in action as they prepare a themed dish and enjoy eating it together. Each month will be different, and each session is guaranteed to be educational and fun.

Smart Money Kids Classes

It's never too early to learn about money matters. In this two hour class, kids will learn about wants versus needs, the magic of compound interest, budgeting and more.  Financial concepts will be taught at an age-appropriate level in an interactive manner that is guaranteed to be fun and to spark an interest in personal finance. This class is led by Kara McGuire, who developed her personal finance expertise as a producer on public radio's Marketplace Money and as a personal finance columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Minnesota Parent Magazine. She's the author of the book "The Teen Money Manual: A Guide to Cash, Credit, Spending, Saving, Work, Wealth and More" and is a University Club member and mom of three financially literate kids.

Teen Yoga

Ages 12 and older

Participants will learn basic breath and postures, and move through a Vinyasa-style flow. Each class will build upon the last, and young yogis will have the opportunity to increase flexibility and build awareness of both mind and body, all while becoming physically stronger and more mindful of themselves and others.